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2006-2008
Academic Bulletin

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Slavic Languages and Literatures

Faculty
Introduction
Certificate in Russian Language
Departmental Honors Program
Overseas Study
Summer Workshop in Slavic and East European and Central Asian Languages
Russian Language House
Secondary Teacher Certification
Major in Slavic Languages and Literatures
Minor in Slavic Languages and Literatures
Special Credit in Slavic Languages and Literatures
Course Descriptions

Faculty

Chairperson

Professor Ronald Feldstein

Professors

Henry R. Cooper Jr., Steven Franks, Nina Perlina, Bronislava Volkova

Associate Professors

Andrew Durkin, George Fowler, Christina Illias, Dodona Kiziria, Jerzy Kolodziej

Assistant Professors

Aaron Beaver, Justyna Beinek

Faculty Emeriti

Howard Keller, Vadim Liapunov

Senior Lecturer

Laurence R. Richter

Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Jeffrey Holdeman

Academic Advising

Ballantine Hall 502, (812) 855-2608

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Introduction

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures (SLAV) offers courses designed to meet a wide range of needs and interests in Russian, Polish, Czech, Serbian and Croatian, and Romanian.

Advanced language courses are designed not only for the department's majors, but also for students specializing in other disciplines, particularly in the social sciences, natural sciences, and other languages and literatures. The department offers literature and culture courses that require no knowledge of a Slavic or East European language and that can be taken by any student interested in the Russian, Slavic, and East European area.

There is an intensive program during the summer that allows coverage of a full year of Russian and other Slavic and East European languages in eight weeks. By attending two such summer sessions in conjunction with a regular course of study, students can cover four years of Russian in two, or two years of another Slavic or East European language in one. Admission to the Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European, and Central Asian Languages is by application only.

To ensure proper placement in language courses at all levels, transfer students and those who return to the study of a departmental language after a lapse of time are required to take a placement examination administered by the department prior to enrolling in a language course.

Majors and prospective majors are urged to consult early with the departmental academic advisor concerning the possibility of double majors and the scheduling of strong minors.

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Certificate in Russian Language

A special Russian language certificate program is available in the Summer Workshop for highly motivated students who have already completed the equivalent of at least three years of college Russian. Students who successfully complete fourth-, fifth- and sixth-year Russian receive a Certificate of Russian Language Proficiency from Indiana University. For information, contact the department. For course details, see W307-W357, W308-W358 and W309-W359, listed below. Credit received for these courses, as well as for the St. Petersburg program (see "Overseas Study" below), may be substituted for language course requirements listed under the three major programs below. The three courses listed above also carry graduate credit.

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Departmental Honors Program

Students planning to undertake graduate work in Slavic languages and literatures are especially encouraged to take the departmental honors course S499 (the topic of which changes from year to year). Additional course work in the honors program should be arranged with the departmental advisor, including honors sections of departmental courses and graduate sections of departmental graduate/undergraduate joint offerings. Outstanding students may be invited to enroll in S497 Internship in Slavic.

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Overseas Study

The university co-sponsors the Russian programs administered by the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) for a period of one academic year or semester (fall, spring, summer). Study abroad in other East and Central European countries is also possible. Successful participation in these programs can earn students up to 15 hours (up to 17 hours in certain programs) of Indiana University credit per semester. For information on these and other overseas study opportunities in Russia and Central and Eastern Europe, contact the Office of Overseas Study, Franklin Hall 303, (812) 855-9304 (www.indiana.edu/ ~overseas/).

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Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European, and Central Asian Languages

The department's Summer Workshop offers students an opportunity to accelerate their learning of departmental (and other Slavic, East European, Caucasian, and Central Asian) languages by covering the equivalent of a year of college language study in eight weeks of intensive study and practice. Two summers of Russian study in the workshop combined with two years of regular Russian language courses are equal to four years of nonintensive Russian language courses. Besides Russian, the Summer Workshop regularly offers first-year Polish, Czech, Serbian/Croatian, Romanian, Hungarian, and Georgian, as well as a number of languages from the Central Asian region.

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Russian Language House

The department cooperates with the Global Village Living Learning Center in offering residential and nonresidential programs for students with common interests in Russian language and culture. For further information, contact the departmental office, Ballantine Hall 502, (812) 855-2608.

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Secondary Teacher Certification

For information and advising, candidates should contact the School of Education advising office, Education 1000, (812) 856-8510.

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Major in Slavic Languages and Literatures

The Russian Track

Purpose

This track is designed for students seeking advanced study of the Russian language and/or Russian literature in the original (option 1), or basic Russian-language knowledge and familiarization with Russian literature and culture in translation (option 2). Students must also complete the degree requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences.

  1. R201-R202, R301-R302; R223, R263-R264; and either line 2 or 3.
  2. Option 1, Russian Language and/or Literature (any four of the following): R401, R402 (P: R401), R403 (P: R401), R404, R405, R406, R407, R408, R470, R472.
  3. Option 2, Russian Literature and Culture in Translation: R334, R345, R349, R352.

Total: 35 credits.

The Slavic Track

Purpose

This track is designed for students seeking a basic knowledge of a Slavic language other than Russian (Czech, Polish, Serbian and Croatian), and familiarization with its literature and culture in English translation. In addition, students either do work in another Slavic literature or culture in English translation (including Russian), or study another Slavic language (including Russian). Students must also complete the degree requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences. These courses will not count toward a major in the Russian track.

  1. Czech Option: C101-C102, C201-C202, C363-C364; and line 4.
  2. Polish Option: P101-P102, P201-P202, P363-P364; and line 4.
  3. Serbian and Croatian Option: S101-S102, S201-S202, S363-S364; and line 4.
  4. R353 and any three other departmental language, literature, film, or culture courses at the 200 level or higher.

Total: 34 credits.

Contact the academic advisor to discuss the possibility of a Romanian option.

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Minor in Slavic Languages and Literatures

Requirements

Five courses in Slavic languages and literatures, totaling 15 College of Arts and Sciences credit hours, at the 200 level or above, of which at least 9 credit hours must be numbered 223 or above.

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Special Credit in Slavic Languages and Literatures

  1. Students who wish either to test out of the College of Arts and Sciences language requirement or to get special ("S") credit for their knowledge of a SLAV language, or both, must take a written departmental placement test for that language. An additional oral examination may be administered at the discretion of the relevant language instructor. International students may not receive 100- or 200-level credit (either regular or special) in their native languages, but they may request that the language requirement be waived for them, pending results of the placement testing. Students who have finished high school in the United States, regardless of their native language, are not considered to be international students and may therefore receive special credit in a SLAV language.
  2. Students testing into the second semester of a SLAV language may earn 5 credit hours of special credit for the semester they tested out of. Students testing into the third semester may earn 10 credit hours of special credit. Students do not have to take a SLAV course in order to be awarded this credit.
  3. Students testing into the fourth or fifth semester of a SLAV language may earn 200-level credits (either 4 or 8 for Russian; 3 or 6 for other languages), only if they take a 200-level or higher course and complete it with a grade of B or higher. For example, students testing into SLAV R202 can get 4 hours of special credit for R201 if they complete R202 with a grade of B or higher; students testing into R301 can get 8 hours of special credit for R201-R202 if they complete R301 with a grade of B or higher. Special credit is not awarded in the Slavic department for courses above the 200 level.
  4. SLAV majors may not apply special credit they earn for 200-level courses toward fulfillment of their major requirements. They are required to substitute other courses in order to meet the College of Arts and Sciences and departmental credit requirements for all majors in SLAV.

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Course Descriptions

Prerequisite Grades for Departmental Language Courses
Continuing students in first and second year language courses (102, 201-2) must have received a grade of C or higher in their previous language course. Continuing students in third and fourth year courses (301-2, 401-2) must have received a grade of B or higher in their previous language course. Exceptions to this rule are by permission of the department.

Russian Language

R101-R102 Elementary Russian I-II (5-5 cr.) P for R102: Grade of C or higher in R101 or equivalent. Introduction to contemporary Russian and aspects of Russian culture. Intensive drill and exercises in basic structure; development of vocabulary. Classes supplemented by one hour of drill and work in language laboratory. It is recommended that majors take R121-R122 concurrently.

R201-R202 Intermediate Russian I-II (4-4 cr.) P: Grade of C or higher in R102 or equivalent. C or higher in R201 is prerequisite for R202. Continuation of work in structure and vocabulary acquisition through study of grammar, drills, and readings. Oral practice and written exercises. It is recommended that majors take R221-R222 concurrently.

R301 Advanced Intermediate Russian I (3 cr.) P: Grade of B or higher in R202 or R222. C: R325 or consent of the department. Morphological, lexical, and syntactic analysis of a broad spectrum of textual materials with special emphasis on meaning. Development of oral and written fluency and comprehension. Remedial grammar and phonetics as required. Recitation classes supplemented by lab and discussion sections.

R302 Advanced Intermediate Russian II (3 cr.) P: Grade of B or higher in R301. C: R326 or consent of the department. Morphological, lexical, and syntactic analysis of a broad spectrum of textual materials with special emphasis on meaning. Development of oral and written fluency and comprehension. Remedial grammar and phonetics as required. Recitation classes supplemented by lab and discussion sections.

R325 Advanced Intermediate Oral Russian I (2 cr.) C: R301 or consent of the department. Designed primarily for those interested in developing oral fluency. Sections in advanced conversation, recitation, and oral comprehension, supplemented by lab and drill in corrective pronunciation, dictation, and reading. Credit possible for participation in CIEE St. Petersburg programs and in Russian play rehearsals and performance. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credit hours. I Sem., II Sem., SS.

R326 Advanced Intermediate Oral Russian II (2 cr.) C: R302 or consent of the department. Continuation and advanced treatment of topics covered in R325 as well as topics of current events. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credit hours.

R398 Special Credit in Slavic Languages (1-8 cr.) Students who successfully complete advanced Russian institutes at other universities, or special technical language programs, or the CIEE programs at St. Petersburg or similar programs in other Slavic or East European countries, or who skip sequential courses by advanced placement, will be given corresponding undistributed credit as certified by the department. May be repeated for a maximum of 14 credit hours.

R401-R402 Advanced Russian I-II (3-3 cr.) P: Grade of B or higher in R302. B or higher in R401 is prerequisite for R402. Refinement of active and passive language skills, with emphasis on vocabulary building and word usage. Extensive reading, discussion, composition writing. Individualized remedial drill in grammar and pronunciation aimed at preparing students to meet departmental language proficiency standards. Recitation class supplemented by lab and conversation sections.

R403 Russian Phonetics (3 cr.) N & M P: R302 or equivalent. Elements of articulatory and acoustical phonetics and their application to a comparative study of Russian and English sound systems. Methods in teaching pronunciation and intonation. Error analysis and correction of student's own pronunciation in lab and drill sections. II Sem.

R404 Structure of Russian (3 cr.) N & M Systematic description and analysis of the structure of modern Russian phonology, morphology, and word formation. Comparison to elements of English grammar is included.

R405-R406 Readings in Russian Literature I-II (3-3 cr.) A & H P: R302 or equivalent. R: R263, R264. Reading, in the original, of important Russian literary works of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Discussion and analysis of the works. R405, I Sem.; R406, II Sem.

R407-R408 Readings in Russian Culture, History, and Society I-II (3-3 cr.) A & H P: R302 or equivalent. Extensive translation from the original of selected works on Russian history, government, music, folklore, geography, culture. Discussion of both linguistic problems and content. R407, I Sem.; R408, II Sem.

R491-R492 Russian for Graduate Students I-II (4-4 cr., undergrad.; 3-3 cr., grad.) Mastery of basic grammar followed by vocabulary building. Active control of Russian structure needed for productive reading; emphasis on problems of translation. Open with consent of instructor to undergraduates about to complete the B.A. requirement in another foreign language. R491, I Sem.; R492, II Sem.

S497 Internship in Slavic (1-3 cr.) P: Major standing, minimum GPA of 3.000, 12 credit hours in Slavic at 300 level or above, and prior arrangement with faculty member or editor. Supervised experience in teaching undergraduate Slavic course or in editing departmentally based journal or allied publication. May be repeated once for credit for a total of 6 credits.

S498 Supervised Individual Reading (1-3 cr.) P: R302 or equivalent, consent of instructor. Reading, in the original, of materials in field of Slavic studies of particular interest to student. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

S499 Senior Honors Seminar (6 cr. max.) P: Approval of the departmental honors committee.

W301-W302 Elementary Russian I-II (5-5 cr.) Intensive summer equivalent of R101 and R102.

W303-W304 Intermediate Russian I-II (5-5 cr.) Intensive summer equivalent of R201 and R202.

W305-W306 Advanced Intermediate Russian I-II (5-5 cr.) Intensive summer equivalent of R301 and R302.

W307-W357 Advanced Russian I-II (5-5 cr.) Intensive summer equivalent of R401 and R402. First level of certificate program in Russian. Topic: the lexicon.

W308-W358 Advanced Russian Syntax and Stylistics I-II (5-5 cr.) Intensive Russian at the fifth-year level. Second level of certificate program in Russian. Topic: syntax.

W309-W359 Advanced Russian Syntax and Stylistics III-IV (5-5 cr.) Intensive Russian at the sixth-year level. Third level of certificate program in Russian. Topic: stylistics.

W351 Summer Intensive Elementary Russian II (5 cr.) P: R101 or permission of instructor/ department. Intensive summer equivalent of R102 and W302. Credit given for only one of the following: W351, W302, R102.

W352 Summer Intensive Intermediate Russian I (5 cr.) P: W302 or R102 or permission of department. Intensive summer equivalent of R201. Credit given for only one of the following: W352, R201, W303.

W353 Summer Intensive Intermediate Russian II (5 cr.) P: W303 or R201 or permission of department. Intensive summer equivalent of R202. Credit given for only one of the following: W353, W304, R202.

W354 Summer Intensive Advanced Intermediate Russian I (5 cr.) P: R202 or W304 or W353 or permission of department. Intensive summer equivalent of R301. Credit given for only one of the following: W354, W305, R301.

W355 Summer Intensive Advanced Intermediate Russian II (5 cr.) P: R301 or W305 or W354 or permission of department. Summer equivalent of R302 or W306. Credit given for only one of the following: W355, W306, R302.

W356 Summer Intensive Advanced Russian I (5 cr.) P: R302 or W306 or W355 or permission of department. Intensive summer equivalent of R401. Credit given for only one of the following: W356, W307, or R401.

Russian Literature and Culture in English Translation

Knowledge of Russian not required.

R123 Masterworks of Russian Short Fiction (3 cr.) A & H, TFR Masterpieces of Russian short fiction in a variety of literary modes, from the early nineteenth century to the present, with particular attention to Russian writers and works that have influenced the short story worldwide. Authors include Pushkin, Gogol, Turgenev, Chekhov, Babel, and Nabokov.

R223 Introduction to Russian Culture (3 cr.) A & H, CSA Survey of development of Russian culture and thought from medieval Russia to the present, as seen primarily through literature and the arts. No knowledge of Russian is necessary.

R263 Pushkin to Dostoevsky (3 cr.) A & H, CSA The golden age of the Russian novel; its social, cultural, and economic context; the flowering of art and music; the rise of the metropolis in association with poverty, alienation, quest for identity (both national and personal), as reflected in the romantic and realistic works of Pushkin, Gogol, Turgenev, and Dostoevsky. Knowledge of Russian not required.

R264 Tolstoy to Solzhenitsyn (3 cr.) A & H, CSA 1880 to present, a period of profound political, social, and intellectual ferment: the Bolshevik Revolution, Civil War, collectivization, the Stalinist purges, World War II, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the rise of a "new" Russia. Knowledge of Russian not required.

R334 Tolstoy and Dostoevsky (3 cr.) A & H, CSA Two giants of world literature who have shaped not only modern cultural history but philosophy and politics as well. Major works of each author will be read within an international perspective. Knowledge of Russian not required.

R345 Jewish Characters in Russian Literature (3 cr.) A & H, CSA The "Jewish question," the identity and self-identity of Jewish characters from the standpoints of literary analyses, cultural ethnography, folklore and religious studies, and social and political history. Literary works of major nineteenth- and twentieth-century Russian writers provide the primary sources for the discussions.

R349 Myth and Reality: Women in Russian Literature and in Life (3 cr.) A & H, CSA The roles, creations, and status of women in Russian and cross-cultural perspectives; and historical, literary, and social roles of Russian women. Major female characters of classical Russian literature and works of the most substantial Russian women writers will be studied. Special attention will be paid to the current situation in Russian literature and society.

R352 Russian and Soviet Film (3 cr.) A & H, CSA Development of Russian cinematography from 1896 to the present. Characteristic features of Soviet films; the theory and practice of filmmaking in the former Soviet Union; the Soviet and Russian cinema in its relationship to Russian literature and in the larger context of European cinema art. Knowledge of Russian not required. II Sem.

Other Slavic and East European Languages

A311 Intensive Elementary Albanian I (5 cr.) No previous knowledge of Albanian required. Introduction of basic structures of contemporary Albanian language and culture. Reading and discussion of basic texts.

A312 Intensive Elementary Albanian II (5 cr.) P: A311. Introduction of basic structures of contemporary Albanian language and culture. Reading and discussion of basic texts.

B101-B102 Elementary Bulgarian I-II (4-4 cr.) No previous knowledge of Bulgarian required. Introduction to basic structure of contemporary Bulgarian language and culture. Reading and discussion of basic texts. B101, I Sem.; B102, II Sem., SS.

C101-C102 Elementary Czech I-II (5-5 cr.) P for C102: Grade of C or higher in C101, or equivalent. No previous knowledge of Czech required. Introduction to basic structure of contemporary Czech language and to culture. Reading and discussion of basic texts. C101, I Sem.; C102, II Sem., SS.

C201-C202 Intermediate Czech I-II (3-3 cr.) P: Grade of C or higher in C102 or equivalent. C or higher in C201 is prerequisite for C202. Continuation of work in structure and vocabulary acquisition through written exercises, study of word formation, drills, reading and discussion of short texts. C201, I Sem.; C202, II Sem.

C301-C302 Advanced Intermediate Czech I-II (3-3 cr.) P: Grade of B or higher in C202. B or higher in C301 is prerequisite for C302. Development of oral and written fluency and comprehension in Czech language based on morphological, lexical, and syntactical analysis of contemporary textual materials. Credit not given for both C301 and C471, or for both C302 and C472.

C311 Intensive Elementary Czech I (5 cr.) Intensive summer equivalent of C101.

C312 Intensive Elementary Czech II (5 cr.) Intensive summer equivalent of C102.

C313 Intensive Intermediate Czech I (5 cr.) Intensive summer equivalent of C201.

C314 Intensive Intermediate Czech II (5 cr.) Intensive summer equivalent of C202.

G101-G102 Elementary Georgian I-II (4-4 cr.) These courses cover every aspect of Georgian grammar (phonology, morphology, and syntax). By the completion of the courses, students should be able to read average unadapted Georgian texts (both fiction and nonfiction) with the aid of a dictionary. During the semester students will be encouraged to practice with a basic Georgian vocabulary in order to develop conversational skills. G101, I Sem.; G102, II Sem., SS.

G311 Intensive Elementary Georgian I (5 cr.) Intensive summer equivalent of G101.

G312 Intensive Elementary Georgian II (5 cr.) Intensive summer equivalent of G102.

G313 Summer Intensive Intermediate Georgian I (5 cr.) P: G312 or permission of department. Continuation of work in structure and vocabulary acquisition through exercises, work formation, drills, reading, and discussion. SSII

G314 Summer Intensive Intermediate Georgian II (5 cr.) P: G312 or G313 or permission of department. Continuation of work in structure and vocabulary acquisition through exercises, work formation, drills, reading and discussion. SSII

K101-K102 Elementary Slovene I-II (4-4 cr.) Intensive study of the structure of Slovene, for reading and speaking knowledge of language. No previous knowledge of a Slavic language required.

K311 Intensive Elementary Slovene I (5 cr.) Intensive summer equivalent of K101.

K312 Intensive Elementary Slovene II (5 cr.) Intensive summer equivalent of K102.

M101-M102 Elementary Romanian I-II (5-5 cr.) P for M102: Grade of C or higher in M101, or equivalent. No previous knowledge of Romanian required. Introduction to basic structure of contemporary Romanian language and to culture. Reading and discussion of basic texts. M101, I Sem.; M102, II Sem., SS.

M201-M202 Intermediate Romanian I-II (3-3 cr.) P: Grade of C or higher in M102 or equivalent. C or higher in M201 is prerequisite for M202. Continuation of work in structure and vocabulary acquisition through written exercises, study of word formation, drills, reading, and discussion of short stories. M201, I Sem.; M202, II Sem.

M311 Intensive Elementary Romanian I (5 cr.) Intensive summer equivalent of M101.

M312 Intensive Elementary Romanian II (5 cr.) Intensive summer equivalent of M102.

M313 Intensive Intermediate Romanian I (5 cr.) Intensive summer equivalent of M201.

M314 Intensive Intermediate Romanian II (5 cr.) Intensive summer equivalent of M202.

P101-P102 Elementary Polish I-II (5-5 cr.) P for P102: Grade of C or higher in P101 or equivalent. Introduction to modern standard Polish, reading, writing, and speaking. Focus on learning grammatical patterns and building an active vocabulary. P101, I Sem.; P102, II Sem., SS.

P201-P202 Intermediate Polish I-II (3-3 cr.) P: Grade of C or higher in P102 or equivalent. C or higher in P201 is prerequisite for P202. Continuation of work in structure and vocabulary acquisition through written exercises, study of word formation, drills, reading, and discussion of short stories. P201, I Sem.; P202, II Sem.

P301-P302 Advanced Intermediate Polish I-II (3-3 cr.) P: Grade of B or higher in P202. B or higher in P301 is prerequisite for P302. Morphological, lexical, and syntactical analysis of a broad spectrum of textual materials with special emphasis on meaning. Development of oral and written fluency and comprehension.

P311 Intensive Elementary Polish I (5 cr.) Intensive summer equivalent of P101.

P312 Intensive Elementary Polish II (5 cr.) Intensive summer equivalent of P102.

P313 Intensive Intermediate Polish I (5 cr.) Intensive summer equivalent of P201.

P314 Intensive Intermediate Polish II (5 cr.) Intensive summer equivalent of P202.

Q101 Elementary Macedonian I (5 cr.) No previous knowledge of Macedonian language required. Introduction to basic structure of contemporary Macedonian and the culture of Macedonia. Reading and discussion of basic texts. Credit given for only one of Q101 or Q311.

Q102 Elementary Macedonian II (5 cr.) P: Q101 or Q311 or equivalent proficiency. Continuation of Q101. Introduction to basic structure of contemporary Macedonian and the culture of Macedonia. Reading and discussion of basic texts. Credit given for only one of Q102 or Q312.

Q311 Intensive Elementary Macedonian I (5 cr.) No previous knowledge of Macedonian required. Introduction to basic structure of contemporary Macedonian language and to its culture. Reading and discussion of basic texts. SSII. Credit given for only one of Q311 or Q101.

Q312 Intensive Elementary Macedonian II (5 cr.) P: Q311 or Q101. Continuation of Q311. Introduction to basic structure of contemporary Macedonian language and to its culture. Reading and discussion of basic texts. SSII. Credit given for only one of Q312 or Q102.

S101-S102 Elementary Serbian and Croatian I-II (5-5 cr.) P for S102: Grade of C or higher in S101 or equivalent. No previous knowledge of Serbian or Croatian required. Introduction to basic structure of contemporary Serbian and Croatian language and to culture. Reading and discussion of basic texts. S101, I Sem.; S102, II Sem., SS.

S201-S202 Intermediate Serbian and Croatian I-II (3-3 cr.) P: Grade of C or higher in S102 or equivalent. C or higher in S201 is prerequisite for S202. Continuation of work in structure and vocabulary acquisition through written exercises, study of word formation, drills, reading and discussion of short stories. S201, I Sem.; S202, II Sem.

S301-S302 Advanced Intermediate Serbian and Croatian I-II (3-3 cr.) P: Grade of B or higher in S202. B or higher in S301 is prerequisite for S302. Reading of literary texts from a variety of periods and locations in the Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian speech area. Sequence of readings in original parallels syllabus of S363-S364 in translation. Review of grammar, syntax, and expansion of lexicon as needed.

S311 Intensive Elementary Croatian/Serbian I (5 cr.) Intensive summer equivalent of S101.

S312 Intensive Elementary Croatian/Serbian II (5 cr.) Intensive summer equivalent of S102.

S313 Intensive Intermediate Croatian/Serbian I (5 cr.) Intensive summer equivalent of S201.

S314 Intensive Intermediate Croatian/Serbian II (5 cr.) Intensive summer equivalent of S202.

V101-V102 Elementary Slovak I-II (4-4 cr.) Course develops proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students are taught phonetic transcription. Grammatical concepts are introduced and reinforced through exercise drills and conversation. All of the cases are presented along with all verbal tenses. Special attention is devoted to verbal aspect in Slovak.

Other Slavic Literatures and Cultures in English Translation

Knowledge of Slavic languages not required.

C223 Introduction to Czech Culture (3 cr.) A & H, CSA Introduction to history, literature, visual arts, music, film, and theatre of the Czechs.

C363 History of Czech Literature and Culture (3 cr.) A & H, CSA A history of the Czech lands and their art, literature, and music from the ninth through the late nineteenth centuries. Some discussion of Slovak language and literature also included.

C364 Modern Czech Literature and Culture (3 cr.) A & H, CSA Survey of literary, cultural, historical and political developments of the Czech lands from the late nineteenth century through the present. Some discussion of Slovak language and literature and émigré literature also included.

C365 Seminar in Czech and Central European Literatures and Cultures (3 cr.) A & H, CSA Focus on either Czech or Central European literature and culture; intensive study of an author, a period, or a literary or cultural development. Readings and lectures in English. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

P223 Introduction to Polish Culture (3 cr.) A & H, CSA Survey of Polish culture from the origins of the Polish state to modern times. Important historical, political, and social developments and trends as seen through literature, art, science, music, architecture, and political documents. Knowledge of Polish not required.

P363-P364 Survey of Polish Literature and Culture I-II (3-3 cr.) A & H, CSA I: Polish literature in English translation from its origins to the end of the nineteenth century in its historical and sociopolitical context. II: Polish literature in English translation from the end of the nineteenth century to the present in the larger European context. Knowledge of Polish not required. P363, I Sem.; P364, II Sem.

P365 Topics in Polish Literature and Culture (3 cr.) A & H P: P364 or consent of instructor. Discussion of the verbal-visual relationship as presented in Polish literature and in major theoretical works. Knowledge of Polish not required.

R353 Central European Cinema (3 cr.) A & H, CSA Broad cultural overview of Central European cinema, highlighting major developments of cinema in Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, and the former Republics of Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia in the post-Stalin era. Special attention will be given to the individual style and aesthetics of several major film directors.

S223 Introduction to Balkan and South Slavic Cultures (3 cr.) A & H, CSA Survey of the cultures of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Albania, and Romania, concentrating on the modern period. Lectures and readings in English.

S363-S364 Literature and Culture of the Southern Slavs I-II (3-3 cr.) A & H, CSA Survey of the history and cultures of the Croats, Slovenes, Serbs, Macedonians, and Bulgarians from prehistory to the present. Readings and lectures in English. S363, I Sem.; S364, II Sem.

Related Courses

See listings under "Russian and East European Institute."

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